Environmental Award recommendations submitted to the Lakeland Board of Commissioners include:
BUILDER/DEVELOPER: Frazier Construction, for home construction on Lot 109 of the Grover at Lakeland. This project is exceptional in exceeding the requirements of the Lakeland Tree Ordinance in its tree protection efforts and provides environmental benefits of the wooded lot upon completion of construction.
ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING FIRM: Asknew Hargraves Harcourt (A2H) of Lakeland for their work on the Canada Road Median Landscaping project. The Committee found the project showed innovation in the non-formal design, low flow irrigation, is exceptional in it's scale of almost 1 mile in length and utilizes native plants.
CITIZEN/ACTIVIST: Patrick Fisher, for his organization of two events in 2009 where he gathered trash with volunteers along Lakeland's roadsides, collecting over 40 bags of trash and furthermore separated out 200 pounds of recycling. material.
COMMERCIAL BUSINESS: Woodland Tree Service, for their work in planting trees at the Lakeland Elementary School. Woodland Tree Service donated trees, workers and equipment for planting trees at the school.
The Lakeland Environmental Awards Committee was formed in 2007 and over the course of 2007 and 2008 developed a program of recognition for environmentally responsible activities in Lakeland.
The Environmental Awards Committee reviewed the nominations and recommended award recipients to the Lakeland Natural Resources Board. The Natural Resources Board recommended the above award winners to the Lakeland Board of Commissioners for the First Annual Environmental Awards.
The Board of Commissioners will formally act on the recommendations at the January 7, 2010 Regular Meeting and will formally present the awards at a future date.
Additional information on the Environmental Awards program is available from the Lakeland Natural Resources Department.